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Homework  

Remember we are ending homework this week. Please continue to send in folders and backpacks. If you have any books at your house that belong to me please return them ASAP. Thank you!


Chickens  

Our chickens are here!!! The students are so excited (and so am I). We had nine hatch and they are all Black Morans. We have loaned two other classes some of our chickens since they didnot hatch any. We as a class felt like we were blessed to have a lot hatch and we should bless them also. 


Hope for the Warriors  

Dear Parents,

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20th “Hope for the Warriors” Run. Our class has been given an amazing honor! We have been asked to hand out American flags to our wounded HEROES in a ceremony before the run.

*** The students will need to be at the flagpole on the football field at Jacksonville High School at 6:20 am.

Please consider joining us. I know it is early, but we are the only ones in Onslow County that will be doing this and we need you. It will last 30-45 minutes!!!

Your child will need to send in a white t-shirt by May 5th. We will make shirts for everyone in the class even if you cannot attend.

Please let me know if you will be able to attend the run.

Mrs. Ketchum


Award Ceremony and Easter Egg Hunt  

Don't forget parents!  Our award ceremony is Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1pm.  

We will have an Easter Egg Hunt directly after the ceremony.  

Please send in filled Easter Eggs for the students to hunt!


Busy April  

 

We have a busy month of April!

On April 6 we will have our Spring Open House from 5:00-7:00.

On April 7 we will have our 3rd nine week award ceremony at 1:00. Directly after the award ceremony we will have our class Easter egg hunt.

This is what I need…

-       A  few parents to help hide eggs at around 12:30 on that day (April 7)

-       A dozen filled eggs from each student. These can be prefilled eggs purchased or eggs filled at home with wrapped candy (no chocolate please). Due April 6.

-       Gallon milk jugs (start sending in ASAP)

 

On April 8 we will begin Spring Break and school will begin back April 17.

 

If your child is playing baseball, soccer, etc. Please send me a schedule I would like to try to go to a few games to support them.


Early Release- Thursday at 12:00, March 24, 2017  

Thursday, March 24, 2017 will be an Early Release Day at 12:00.  

Teachers have a Professional Development Day!

 


Support Dylan's Diabetes Destroyers  

Monday,March 13th-Thursday,March 16th

Students may purchase popcorn for 50 cents/bag.  Popcorn will be delivered to classrooms on Friday, March 17th.

 

Monday,March 13th-Thursday,March 16th

Students may purchase a JDRF paper sneaker for their classroom.  The class with the most sneakers purchased at CFIE will receive a pizza party on the date of their teacher's choice.  Each sneaker will cost $1.00.

 

Friday, March 17th

Students may wear a hat of their choice for $1.00.

 

All proceeds will benefit Dylan and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Dr. Seuss Week  

It’s Time to Break Loose and Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

 

We are celebrating Dr. Seuess' Birthday and Read Across America the week of February 27 – March 2.  Show your school spirit and dress up with Dr. Seuss book themed days:

Monday – “Fox in Socks”                                   Crazy Socks Day

 

Tuesday – “Cat in the Hat”                               Hat Day

 

Wednesday – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,      Wear red and blue Blue Fish 

         

Thursday – Thing One and Thing 2                    Tacky Twin

 

Friday - Book Character Parade      Dress up as your favorite book character and join the parade.                  

  

** We will be having a book drive all week for our free book fair that will take place in May. The class that donates the most books will win a pizza party!  

 


Dr. Seuss Week  

It’s Time to Break Loose and Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

 

We are celebrating Dr. Seuess' Birthday and Read Across America the week of February 27 – March 2.  Show your school spirit and dress up with Dr. Seuss book themed days:

Monday – “Fox in Socks”                                   Crazy Socks Day

 

Tuesday – “Cat in the Hat”                               Hat Day

 

Wednesday – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,      Wear red and blue Blue Fish 

         

Thursday – Thing One and Thing 2                    Tacky Twin

 

Friday - Book Character Parade      Dress up as your favorite book character and join the parade.                  

  

** We will be having a book drive all week for our free book fair that will take place in May. The class that donates the most books will win a pizza party!  

 


Heritage Projects  

We are excited about our upcoming Heritage Projects that are due on Friday, February 24. Please remember we are looking for parents to come in and help their children share. Please contact us with a time that is good for you.


Valentine's Day  

Thank you for all of the food donations for our "Soup"er Bowl Food Drive. Our class collected over 56 items. These items will fo towards our students that take home backpacks of food for the weekend. Thank you again for making a child's weekend happy. 

Remember if you will be passing our Valentine Cards you must have a card for each student. I sent home a list of students last week. We have 21 students in our classroom. Your Valentine container is also dur Tuesday. If you are finished early you may send it in early. 


Flat Stanley  

Please do not forget to send in your Flat Stanley address this week. We would like to get tehm all mailed out by Friday. Our students are excited when they get to mail themselves around the world. 


Assessment Window  

Our second nine week assessment window opwns Monday, January 9. Please make sure you are studying sight words with your child nightly and reading with them. It will take a while to finish assessing. I will let you knwo as soon as I am finished. Thank you in advance for your support. 


Happy New Year  

I hope you have had a very Happy New Year so far. We are back at it working hard in the classroom. Don't forget to check out our classroom blog. You will see some of the awesome things we are doing in our classroom.

 http://mrsketchumskindergarten.blogspot.com


December Notes  

December is a busy, short but exciting month and I need help to make it successful.

December 1 – International Holiday Fair

-Pictures with Santa, $5.00 all you can eat pancakes, ornaments for sale and a Silent Auction. How fun is this.

December 2 – Send in $1.00 and wear you PJs for the day.

December 6 – Interims come home

December 7 – White t-shirt due to paint for Holiday Sing.

December 13 – Kindergarten Christmas Around the World

-We will rotate to each Kindergarten teachers classroom and learn all about Christmas in other parts of the world.

December 14 – Holiday Sing in the MultiPurpose Room 12:00 and our classroom party (more info to come about party). I will need a white t-shirt for each child to paint for our Holiday Sing due December 7.

December 15 – Christmas Craft Day 12:00

-I need 4-5 parents to volunteer to come in to do a craft with the students. We will rotate every 20 minutes with 4-5 students per rotation. You will come up with the craft and provide supplies. I will have white glue, glue sticks, construction paper if you need any of these items.

December 16 – Christmas Movie Day and clean room for our Christmas break.

I believe this is all for now. If anything is added I will make sure to let you know.

Thank you! Mrs. Ketchum 


Chipolte Night   

This Thursday is Chipolte Night. Come out between 5:00-7:00 and support our school. 


Report Cards  

Report Cards come home on Monday, November 7 and our first Award Ceremony will be Wednesday, November 9 at 1:15.


Red Ribbon Week  

Don't forget to dress up everyday to support a "Say No to Drugs" lifrstyle. 

Monday: Wear Red / Pledge Day

Tuesday: Wear your craziest Socks to sock it to drugs

Wednesday: Wear your favorite team shirt to team up against drugs

Thursday: Wear your favorite neon colored clothes and sunglasses because you are too bright for drugs

Friday: Wear your PJs to follow your dreams and not use drugs

We will also be collecting can goods to help support our backpack program.


Hay Ride/ Early Release  

Thank you for all that came out and supported our classroom Hayride at the Fall Festival.

Some notes for the week...

Wednesday is wear orange day to support beign bully free

Thursday is an Early Release Day students will be released at 12:00. They will have lunch before leaving school. 

 


Hurricane  

I hope everyone is doing good from Hurricane Matthew and had a good break from school. I am hjoping we will be back in school tomorrow and ready to work. Don't forget Fall Festival is Friday and our class is hosting the hayride. Please come join us. 


Federal Cards  

Federal Cards go home on Monday. Please fill out this cards nad return it on Tuesday. Interim reports come home on Thursday. Please return these on Friday. 


Pictures  

Parents, I am so sorry I must have forgotten to save my post last week. We have a busy week this upcoming week with Wednesday being school pictures and Thursday being an early release day. Make sure you are continuing to check our class blog to see what all we are doing during the week. http://mrsketchumskindergarten.blogspot.com/


First Week  

We had a wonderful first week of school. Please visit our blog to see what all we did. 

http://mrsketchumskindergarten.blogspot.com/


SA Blog  

Check out my South Africa Blog in the link section.


New Year  

As I sit in beautiful South Africa enjoying the last 12 days I have here teaching and learning. I am also getting excited about my new school year. As you also are enjoying your last few weeks of summer make sure you are reading with your child and helping them learn to write their name. I can not wait to meet my new eaglets and have a great year. See you soon!!!

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